California Pasta Salad

california pasta salad, zucchini, tomatoes, Italian dressing

Cold pasta salad is one of those classic summer dishes and is perfect for a picnic or BBQ. I make a number of different types of pasta salads, but this California one is probably my favourite. California pasta salad is full of fresh vegetables with a wonderful crunch of goodness in every bite. Tomatoes, zucchini, red onions, black olives and …

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Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad, Green Bean, Mixed Bean

Three bean salad is one of those dishes that is quick to make and popular to bring to picnics or pot lucks. We always have cans of the beans in the pantry available for any time we need to make the salad. Typically this mixed bean salad has canned green beans, yellow wax beans and kidney beans. Instead of kidney …

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Fiesta Salad

Mexican Fiesta Salad Black Bean and Corn

I think that everyone has a ‘go-to’ dish that they regularly make for family reunions, church picnics, pot lucks etc. For some it may be a potato salad, or green bean casserole. For others it might be lasagna or cheesecake. Well, this Fiesta Salad is what I typically bring to any pot luck or family gathering. I have made it for …

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

Always on the lookout for a new salad, I got an idea while I was in the grocery store the other day. I saw some nice zucchini and yellow summer squash on sale and thought they would be great in a fresh salad. I thinly sliced the zucchini and yellow squash to make the salad almost like a slaw. For the …

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Homemade Greek Salad with Dressing

We are salad people in our home, and there is a list of salads that I regularly make and rotate through. Lettuce salads, pasta salads, bean salads, quinoa salads and even wheat berry salads: they are all on the list! If there was one salad that was made more than any other though, it might just be Greek salad. Greek …

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Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing

If you are looking for a ranch dressing with a nice spicy kick then this is the perfect recipe. One chipotle pepper and a little bit of the adobo sauce the peppers are canned with is all that is needed to give this ranch dressing a big boost of heat. Perfect for salad, but also great as a dip for …

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Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe

Ever since I was a little kid, Thousand Islands was always my favorite dressing for a salad. I loved the creamy texture with the combination of sweet and tart.  Just like most kids, salad did not thrill me, but with some of this pink colored dressing, I was more than happy to eat it. I am not sure where the …

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Roasted Blueberry Vinaigrette

I mentioned the other day that I would be posting up a handful of blueberry recipes and here is one more. Blueberries taste great fresh and I love them on cereal, tossed on top of ice cream and in a fruit salad. But when roasted, blueberries develop this deep rich and sweet flavor that is incredible. Roasting blueberries is very …

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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

There are many popular salads, but one of the most popular has to be the Caesar salad. Go to most restaurants and you will find a Caesar salad on the menu. The typical Caesar salad is quite simple, including torn romaine lettuce leaves, bacon, croutons and grated parmigiano reggiano. Some variations include mushrooms, sliced chicken breast, capers and more. The …

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